Depression

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Seasonal Affective Disorder
Life

11 tried and tested ways to tackle Seasonal Affective Disorder

Feeling low now that the nights are drawing in? You could be dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder.

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Long Reads

How running every day has made me happier (and why it can for you, too)

Bella Mackie turned to running after a marriage breakdown and a mental health crisis. She hasn’t looked back since.

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Bella Mackie
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Lucy Mangan

Lucy Mangan: “Why I’ve decided to come off antidepressants after 4 years”

Columnist Lucy Mangan thinks it’s time to try and do it without pills, and be herself without ingested support.

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Lucy Mangan
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Life

The difference between seasonal affective disorder and depression, explained

It’s not just to do with the time of year.

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Lauren Geall
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Helen Russell
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The Scandinavian guide to surviving the dark days of winter

The days are short and dark, but it’s not all bad news.

Jessie J
People

Jessie J’s self-care advice is a vital read for anyone nursing a broken heart

“Walk away from people or situations that trigger parts of you that are unhealthy,” advises Jessie J.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Mental health at Christmas: how to start a conversation
Life

How to talk about your mental health with friends and family this Christmas

Two experts share their tips for starting this important conversation.

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Lauren Geall
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Perfect Christmas: why we should reject perfectionism this December.
Life

“Why it’s time to reject the idea of a ‘perfect Christmas’”

There’s enough pressure and stress at this time of year without the need to have the “perfect Christmas,” argues Stylist’s Lauren Geall.

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Lauren Geall
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People

Scarlett Curtis explains why depression shouldn’t be minimised as an invisible illness

"My whole body is grieving and screaming and suffering."

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Megan Murray
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Life

People are summing up their mental health in 3 words, and the results are so relatable

“Faking it beautifully.”

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Jessica Rapana
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People

Holiday blues? Everything you need to know about situational depression

Yes, it’s OK to be sad at Christmas.

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Megan Murray
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Lauren Geall
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4 ways to manage low mood during the festive season

Mental health conditions don’t just go away because it’s Christmas – here are 4 ways to deal with low mood when there’s so much pressure to be happy.

Sexism and depression: a new study has revealed the damaging impact sexism has on our mental health
Life

This is the real impact sexism has on our mental health

New research has revealed a clear link between sexism and clinical depression.

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Lauren Geall
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Kindfulness

Matt Haig shares his tried-and-tested advice for boosting your mental wellbeing

“Your mental health is like a garden – you have to keep tending to it."

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Matt Haig
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Running
Life

SAD: how exercise can ease symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder

According to new research, working out for this long could help reduce your seasonal affective disorder.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Spiritually Curious: does reiki actually work?

In the first of a new column, Stylist’s Ava Welsing-Kitcher investigates whether reiki can really make her feel less stressed.

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Ava Welsing-Kitcher
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Life

“I lost my job due to my mental health – and I’m far from the only one”

These are your rights when it comes to mental health in the workplace.

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Rebecca Hastings
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Long Reads

“How a therapist helped me through my mother’s suicide”

“When I turned 30, a decade of stoppering my grief caught up with me.”

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Mary-Jane Wiltsher
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Alice Purkiss
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Every mind matters: small steps to help look after your mental health

122,000 people are waiting more than 8 weeks for mental health support from the NHS.

Depression from overtime
Careers

How working longer hours could put you at higher risk of developing depression

Plus a perturbing theory about why men just aren’t affected in the same way.

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Moya Crockett
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